UCL Research Domains


Upcoming events


7th of March     

3:30 - 5 pm                                     

How to read a scientific paper?                                                                               

Chair: Dr. Lorenzo Fabrizi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology.

Aim: Providing a tool to deconstruct a scientific paper and extract the information you need to keep in your personal knowledge archive. 

Do you struggle to make the best use of your time when reading scientific literature? While everyone has their way of extracting information from a scientific paper, it is always good to hear someone else's perspective. Having read hundreds of publications in his career, Dr. Fabrizi will provide his distilled approach to tackling scientific reading. This is a highly interactive workshop. One week before the event, participants will be provided with a scientific paper to review via email. During the session, we will analyze the 'hourglass' structure of scientific text with an emphasis on critical reading, evaluating research methodologies, discerning key findings, and interpreting data to draw informed conclusions.

To register, sign up via this link.  

26th of November

4 - 5:30 pm

Developing an independent research career

Where: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland St London W1T 4JG


Prof. Maria Fitzgerald: Development in Pain and Somatosensory lab​ at the Department of Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology.

​Prof. Mairéad MacSweeney: Visual Communication Research Group ​at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.​

Dr. Philip (Pip) Coen: Principle Research Fellow at the ​Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.

To provide valuable insights, career guidance, and inspiration from independent group leaders at UCL on the transition from PostDoc to establishing your own lab.

Do you have questions related to neuroscience career progression? Our expert panel shares their journeys from PostDoc to establishing independent labs at UCL. Gain insights into the intricacies of gaining research independence, selecting research topics, and overcoming challenges. Engage in a dynamic Q&A session with our panelists, followed by a networking opportunity during the post-event drinks.

To register, sign up via this link